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Plancheite & Plancheite In Quartz

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Plancheite & Plancheite In Quartz

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Locality: 
Kamoya, Kambove, Haut-Katanga, DR Congo
Class: 
Crystals on Matrix
Size Range: 
Small cabinet (7-10 cm)
Size: 
9 × 4 × 4 cm
Description

An unusual and rare specimen with rock crystal quartz that includes blue tufts of plancheite that can be seen in transparency. Many others blue  radials and spherical aggregates and tufts are spread on the matrix where, some areas of calcite are acid etched for best show them. Very nice specimen! Unique!!

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Mineral Data
What's on the rock

Plancheite

Formula: 
Cu8(Si8O22)(OH)4·H2O
Strunz: 
9.DB.35
Crystal System: 
Orthorhombic
Hardness: 
6.0
Type Locality: 
Sanda carriere (Sanda quarry; Sanda Mine), Mindouli, Mindouli District, Pool Department, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)

Quartz

Formula: 
SiO2
Strunz: 
4.DA.05
Crystal System: 
Trigonal
Hardness: 
7.0
Streak: 
White

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